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What is a Contested vs Uncontested Divorce?

Divorce is typically categorized into two types: contested and uncontested. Each type follows a different path and presents unique challenges and opportunities. This introduction will provide a clear overview of what distinguishes a contested divorce from an uncontested divorce, setting the stage for a deeper dive into the procedures, costs, and emotional impacts of each. Explaining Contested and Uncontested Divorce Contested Divorce: This type of divorce occurs when the spouses cannot agree on one or more key issues such as division of assets, child custody, or alimony. The process often involves a series of negotiations and, if no agreement can be reached, it may eventually be resolved i ...


Walkaway Wife Syndrome: What it is and How to Identify it

Walkaway Wife Syndrome refers to a situation where a woman feels compelled to leave her marriage after years of unmet emotional needs and lack of connection.  It's not officially recognized in psychological textbooks, but the term captures a real and painful experience that many women face. It often manifests when efforts to improve the relationship have been ignored or minimized by their partners, leading these women to eventually give up on the marriage entirely. At its core, the syndrome highlights just how important mutual understanding and effort are when it comes to sustaining a marriage. Identifying Signs of a Walkaway Wife Recognizing the signs of a walkaway wife ca ...


Can My Ex Hire an Attorney I've Consulted With Previously?

Your attorney is your most powerful resource in any Florida family law case. They’ll provide you with legal advice, help you formulate the right strategy for your situation, represent you in court, and guide you through challenging experiences. Naturally, it’s in your best interests to work with the professional that’s right for you. It may be the case that in your quest to find the right attorney, you’ve previously consulted with other law firms before connecting with your current representation. This is perfectly normal—the other attorney may not have the experience you hoped for or perhaps even your personalities didn’t quite mesh. However, what happen ...


Separation vs Divorce: What Are the Legal Differences?

Regardless of which situation you're in, both separation and divorce present emotional and legal challenges. The distinctions between these two paths are important to understand for anyone contemplating changes in their marital status.  Understanding Legal Separation Legal separation, a concept often misunderstood, allows couples to live apart while remaining legally married. Florida, however, does not formally recognize legal separation in the same way some other states do. Instead, couples may enter into a separation agreement that outlines the division of assets, responsibilities for debts, and arrangements for child support and custody. This agreement serves as a private cont ...


Military Divorce Checklist: How to Prepare

Preparation is useful in any divorce scenario. After all, the more information you have at your disposal, the easier it can be to navigate the challenges of the situation. Good prep is particularly vital, though, if you’re facing a divorce where one or both parties are active service members of the military. This is because there's an added level of complexity involved, with difficulties surrounding aspects such as residence, custody, and even division of assets. As a man going through a divorce in Florida, you also want to make certain that you are not unfairly treated by the family courts either as a result of your commitment to military service or because your spouse has more resources ...


Highest Divorce Rate by Profession: Understanding the Underlying Factors

In the intricate balance between professional and personal life, certain careers stand out for their impact on marital stability. Drawing from a comprehensive study by Monster.com, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey, this article explores the professions that exhibit the highest divorce rates. By understanding the unique challenges and stresses inherent in these careers, we can gain insight into the complex interplay between one's job and personal life. Irregular and Unpredictable Hours The toll of irregular and unpredictable hours on personal relationships is often underestimated. Professions that demand working outside the conventional 9-to-5 schedule can ...

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